This study involved monitoring the daily calcium intake (at 3 years), and duration of vigorous physical activity in 4 year old children (n=422). When calcium intake was above 966mg/kg, there was a stronger relationship between physical activity and bone indices (bone density and hip bone size) thus calcium is important in helping build healthy bones in the context of exercise. This will reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.
Calcium is present inPM Procare(Pregnancy & Breastfeeding formula);AB Extra Bone-Care+(Comprehensive Calcium Supplement),PM NextG Cal(Strengthen bones, tissues and teeth with MCHA), andPM KiddieCal(Chewable Calcium Supplement)
Harvey, N.C., et al., Physical activity, calcium intake and childhood bone mineral: a population-based cross-sectional study. Osteoporos Int, 2011.